Industrial Design 3D Modeling Tutorials
This 44-minute video shows the 3D modeling process of a car stop light, done in Rhinoceros. A 3dm file is available for download.
In this tutorial Brian James from McNeel explains how to model smooth transitions in Rhinoceros 5.0 using combinations of fillets, sweeps and network surfaces.
A video tutorial by Scott Schneider, who explains how to use Rhino 5 new ApplyShutLining tool to create and evaluate panel parting lines in a non destructive way.
A collection of tutorials that show how to manually create fillets in situations where the automatic filleting tools in Rhino may fail.
A brief introduction on how to use ZBrush to quickly sketch out concepts for industrial and transportation design.
A 1 hour 20 minute long webinar presented by Kyle Houchens, who shows how to prepare a Rhino model for 3-D printing.
A playlist that shows some of the modeling techniques offered by MODO for the 3D modeling workflow, specifically targeted to designers. Includes four episodes on basic tools, sculpting, applying decals and exporting (cover: bike concept by Harald Belker).
The first part of a video tutorial on Class A Surfaces, explaining the meaning of the term and how surface transitions affect reflections. General overview applied to Rhinoceros and VSR Shape Modeling Plug-in.
In this 40 minutes video tutorial concept designer and instructor Kyle Houchens shows how to create a product 3D model starting from a reference sketch.
In this one-hour webinar James Carruthers of Hydraulic Design shows his basic modeling workflow, as well as a few advanced tricks for modeling complex freeform shapes in Rhino.
An article that covers some of the basics of 3D modeling software for industrial and transportation design (link to the automated English translation).
A video clip from a T-Splines webinar, where Sky Greenawalt and Kyle Houchens discuss approaches to 3D modeling using T-Splines in Rhino.
In this lecture from Autodesk University 2012, vehicle designer Pete Blades shows his workflows for quickly creating concepts using SketchbookPro and Alias Automotive. Requires free registration.
A video presentation from Autodesk University 2012 covering the ideation and design process inside Autodesk Alias. Requires free registration.
A detailed tutorial in PDF that shows some surfacing techniques for modeling a mouse in Rhino.
A detailed 114-pages pdf tutorial on technical surfacing from the official documentation of AliasStudio 2008.
A class from Autodesk University 2007 that covers geometry representation, NURBS (Non-Uniform Rational B-Splines) and looks at it from the perspective of a sculptural material. Includes slides and audio. Requires free registration.
Kerry Kingston explains the selection improvements with intersect and trim tools in the 2012 version of Autodesk Alias.